I think this is from www.thedailysail.com
. I found it on the Div 4 website.
The biggest cat class?
Mitch Booth and Don Findlay talk F18s with us
Despite the dropping of multihulls from the Olympic Games, cat sailing continues to be hugely popular and is growing at an impressive rate. Nowhere is this growth more evident than in the F18 class where hundreds of boats are being sold on a each year globally.
The class has been well known for its large size and popularity for some time now and is regularly cited as one of the worldâ€™s biggest dinghy classes. In fact there are so many boats competing around the World, the association has been forced to cap entries to 160 at the World Championships next summer in Spain.
Recently there has been some debate as to whether this limit is truly necessary. â€œI am just looking at e-mails now from one of the international jurors who will be with us in Spain [at the World Championships],â€